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The 2022 Nutcracker Ball was held at the Field. A signature community event, The Nutcracker Ball has been a Columbus holiday tradition for over 30 years. Over 300 people including sponsors and community leaders joined Presenting Sponsor Beam Benefits to celebrate the season with dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the Nutcracker Ball support BalletMet’s professional Company and artistic productions, the BalletMet Dance Academy scholarships and community education and engagement programs. For more information visit

1) Company Dancer Zachary Guthier and Tylor Stage 2) Pamela and Steel Hutchinson, Heather Smith and Austin Hutchinson 3) Kara Mundy and Christopher Santagate,Teresa Hardymon and Forrest Garrison

4) Company Dancers Miguel Anaya, Erica Alvarado, Cooper Verona, Victoria Watford, Johnathan Hart, TyLeigh Baughman, Alvin Tovstogray, Francesca Dugarte

5) Jeff Hensien, Gina Dunham, Garrett Dunham, Collin Emerick, Herb Bresler, Jonathan Poma, Whitney Poma, Brian Bernstein; seated: Priya Varma, Madeline McIntyre, Ian Rhoades, Amelia Gandara, Alex Frommeyer, Jordan Davis

6) Back Row: Sergio Soave, Michael Ibrahim, Richard Samuels, David Weinberg Front Row: Valarie Williams, Allie Hamilton, Charles Anderson, Lisa Florman, Dana Renga

7) Hisham Omardien and BalletMet 2 Associate Director Olivia Clark Omardien, Emily Webb and Company Dancer David Ward

8) Fred and Debra Hadley, Lee Ann and Tom Hadley

9) Board of TrusteesChair Herb Bresler, Executive Director Sue Porter, and Artistic Director Edwaard Liang with BalletMet Dance Academy Students

10) Event Chairs Elisa McCurdy and Cindy Lynch,Artistic Director Edwaard Liang, Board of Trustees Chair Herb Bresler, Executive Director Sue Porter

11) Patricia Ziegler, Shauna Lehman, Cindy Lynch, Christine Auch, Brenda Jump


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